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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Permanent present tense.
New York : Basic Books, c2013
|Named Person:||H M; H M; H M|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xix, 364 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Prelude to tragedy --
"A frankly experimental operation" --
Penfield and Milner --
Thirty seconds --
Memories are made of this --
"An argument with myself" --
Encode, store, retrieve --
Memory without remembering i: motor-skill learning --
Memory without remember ii: classical conditioning, perceptual learning, and priming --
Henry's universe --
Knowing facts --
Rising fame and declining health --
Henry's legacy --
"Permanent Present Tense is the incredible story of H.M., a brain-damaged amnesic whose case dramatically expanded the frontiers of neuroscience. H.M.'s true identity was only made public following his death in December 2008, and now neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin, who worked closely with H.M for nearly fifty years, tells the full story of his life and legacy--a story that encompasses many of the recent breakthroughs in the study of the brain, and which vividly reveals the neurological processes that make us human. The case of H.M.--whose real name was Henry Gustav Molaison--is one of the most frequently cited in neuroscience literature, but little has been written about Molaison himself until now. Corkin spent nearly five decades closely studying Molaison, and came to serve as his protector and even a friend of sorts, although Molaison himself could never remember her from one encounter to the next. In telling Molaison's remarkable story, Corkin aims to both eulogize the man as she knew him--intelligent, patient, and remarkably good-humored--and also to explain how his individual case advanced the science of learning and memory"--
- H. M., -- 1926-2008.
- Amnesiacs -- Biography.
- Epilepsy -- Surgery -- United States -- History.
- Amnesia, Anterograde -- Biography.
- Epilepsy -- surgery.
- Memory Disorders.
- Memory, Long-Term.
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical.
- SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience.
- SCIENCE / History.
- Epilepsy -- Surgery.
- United States.